21 October 2016 A first order analytical TOD sensor performance model
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In this paper we present a new, analytical TOD model. The model provides an estimate of the TOD curve for an Optical, Electro-Optical or Thermal Infrared imaging system based on a limited number of essential system parameters. This is useful to get a quick Target Acquisition range prediction but also serves as a first order input to an image-based TOD simulation model. The model is based on a human observer performance dataset on TOD test patterns, systematically degraded by simulated sensor effects. The model is validated against a number of historical TOD tests on visual and thermal camera systems and provides excellent performance predictions.
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Piet Bijl, Piet Bijl, Maarten A. Hogervorst, Maarten A. Hogervorst, } "A first order analytical TOD sensor performance model", Proc. SPIE 9987, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XIII, 99870P (21 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242262; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2242262

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